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Product Description Disaster Recovery to VMware Cloud (DRaaS)
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Product Description Disaster Recovery to VMware Cloud (DRaaS)

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is the provisioning of VMware cloud computing resources to Selectel to build a resilient infrastructure for your cloud. DRaaS requires no capital expenditures and no additional equipment.

You can configure DRaaS for your VMware infrastructure (On-Premises), a private cloud, or a public cloud hosted by another VMware provider.

Working principle

Infrastructure resiliency is achieved by replicating your Cloud powered by VMware from your primary site to the Selectel cloud.

Virtual machines are synchronized according to the disaster recovery plan that you create when you configure DRaaS. In the event of a disaster on the primary site, you can quickly start virtual machines on the backup site with minimal downtime (RTO) and data loss (RPO).


Disaster recovery to the VMware cloud is available in two solutions:

  • VMware Cloud Director Availability™ is a DRaaS service built into VMware Cloud Director®. Designed for migration between VMware clouds and disaster recovery. Allows you to configure replication between a customer's VMware vCenter Server and a Public Cloud powered by VMware in Selectel. Backing up your infrastructure to the Selectel cloud and vice versa is available;
  • Veeam Cloud Connect Replication™ is a DRaaS service built into Veeam Backup & Replication™. Designed for disaster recovery using VM replication. In the event of a failure, you can start individual VMs (Failover Now) or the entire infrastructure according to a prepared plan (Failover Plan).

Solution Comparison

VMware Cloud Director AvailabilityVeeam Cloud Connect Replication
What it's good forVMware Clouds at another provider and in On-Premises infrastructureVMware Clouds in On-Premises infrastructure
Configuring disaster recoveryVia vSphere plug-in or Cloud DirectorVia Veeam Backup & Replication
VM managementVia Cloud DirectorVia Cloud Director
Configuring RPO
Minimum RPOFrom one minuteFrom One minute
Network configuration
Traffic compression✓ (for Veeam Backup & Replication version Enterprise and higher)
Disaster recovery testing capability
Virtualization platform supportvSphere (version 6.5 U3 and higher)vSphere (version 6.5 and higher)
Port443 TCP6189 TCP


Since replication is to a VMware-based public cloud, its clusters are used for disaster recovery. You can choose any public cloud cluster as your backup site.